Interviews with news makers and discussion of topics important to Southwest Michigan. Heard Monday and Thursday mornings at 9:30. With an afternoon rebroadcast both days at 3:30


On WestSouthwest, the early signs that there could be expensive races for candidates and ballot proposals next year in Michigan. And considering what Great Lakes states could do with an uncertain future of federal support. 

File photo of the South Haven lighthouse

Environmental Policy Advisor and author Dave Dempsey says a budget is about setting priorities. He says states have to reshuffle priorities if they truly care about the Great Lakes. Dempsey says that’s especially true for Michigan, the Great Lakes state.

Andy Robins / WMUK

The director of a group that monitors money in politics says an increase in donation limits for some campaign committees, will likely mean that people in Kalamazoo County will see more political advertising in 2018.


On WestSouthwest, a campaign to raise awareness about childhood trauma. And a former journalist, turned crisis advisor for Amnesty International will be part of a panel discussion on fake news this weekend in Kalamazoo. 

Brian Rohan / The Associated Press

Rawya Rageh says she always knew that she wanted to be a journalist since she was 13 years old. In fact, she says Rawya means story teller in Arabic. Rageh will be part of a panel discussion on the news media Saturday night in Kalamazoo.